June 12, 2012
Many of you probably know Plaid for their paints, but did you know we made surfaces as well? We like to think of ourselves as your one stop shop when it comes to crafting supplies. We make paints, tools, and surfaces. One of the particular types of surfaces we make are wood surfaces. Super projects start with super surfaces and Plaid has plenty for all crafty endeavors! High quality, smooth finish wooden favorites include frames, birdhouses, alphabets, plaques, boxes, trays, words and phrases. Many of our wood surfaces can now be found at Walmart, inside their new updated craft department. You will have a hard time choosing from all the wood surfaces now available. Below are just a few examples of what you can now find at Walmart. Click here to see the entire line of wood surfaces we offer.
Hinged 3/PC Box Set with Tray
Key Holder Plaque
June 12, 2012
Show Dad how much you think of him with this trendy Subway Style Plaque. Laura Bray designed this very creative Father’s Day gift. This craft is perfect for any level crafter, and it will only take you at the most an hour to create.To see even more great creations from Laura check out her blog, Katydiddys.
FolkArt Acrylic Paint-481 Aqua, FolkArt Acrylic Paint-938 Licorice, FolkArt Acrylic Paint-429 White, Mod Podge
Unfinished wood plaque 9 ½” X 6 ½”, Cardstock, Father’s day subway art download
- Paint two coats of aqua paint over the entire front of the wood plaque.
- Once the aqua paint is dry, add lines of white & black paint. Follow the curves of the plaque. Use painter’s tape to get clean lines.
- Download and print the subway art onto cardstock. Print it out to a 5” x 7” size. Trim to fit your plaque.
- Using Mod Podge, adhere the subway art print to the front of the plaque. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the back of the art. Make sure your coverage reaches all the way to the edges of the paper. Carefully place the art onto the plaque and smooth out with a brayer.
- Coat the entire front surface of the plaque with Mod Podge. Apply at least two thin coats, allowing it to dry between coats. Use a foam brush to avoid brush marks.
Ink jet printers and ink are all different. Allow your printed art‘s ink to dry completely before using Mod Podge on it. You may want to print a test copy, allow it to dry, and then brush on a layer of Mod Podge to make sure the letters won’t smear. If they do smear, take your art print to your local copy shop and make a print there. Professional copy machines typically use toner, not ink, and this usually results in a more steadfast image.